Exchange students from France experience U.S. 4th of July


July 09, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LISA SOLOMON reports that visiting French teen-agers arrived in Columbia last week in time to celebrate the Fourth of July with their host families.

Two of the visitors are staying with east Columbia families during their three-week visit, which will include a day trip to Washington.

Lydia Tetyczka is staying with Rosalin and Paul Lubell. Sebasten Boucher is with Alfreda Beran and her two sons.

The students are part of Tourisme Scolaire, a nonprofit exchange program that began in 1962.

Lisa also is accepting applications from Columbia families who would like to sponsor teen-agers during the school year. For information, call 461-7362.

Guilford PTA officers

The Guilford Elementary School Parent Teacher Association installed its slate of officers who will serve the school and its students during the 1996-1997 academic year.

Denise Jenkins is president, Jeryl Baker is first vice president, Lucia Kunlo is second vice president and Colleen Taweel is third vice president. Laurel Greeley is corresponding secretary, Gewn Moore is recording secretary and Ann Skold is treasurer.

PTA Council delegates are Stephen Girard and Maha Davies.

'Business of Art'

"Meeting of Minds" will be art critic Mike Giuliano's subject Thursday evening as guest speaker at the "Business of Art" series co-sponsored by the Columbia Art Center, Artists' Gallery and Graffiti Inc.

Artists and patrons of the arts are invited to attend the discussion. A reception will follow.

A fee, $5, will be requested of guests older than 21.

Information: 740-4479.

First Eucharist

Since April, girls and boys of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Parish have selected Sunday services of their choice to have their First Eucharist celebrations.

Elizabeth Sylvia, Thomas Eagan, Amanda Federline, Daniella Furey, Dennyelle and Pamela Spangenberg, Christina and Daniel Gonzalez, Carlos and Juan Sebastian Sua, Jeronimo Jimenez, Jessica Schreiber, Gena DeLuca, Christina Pierre and Christine Hill received their First Communion at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

Oakland Mills Meeting House services were celebrations for Betsy Rulison, Donya Feeney, Rhaphael LaRocca, Cindy Hughes, Christopher Jacquier, Sharon and David Cogbill.

A group of the children selected one date and service to celebrate at Wilde Lake Interfaith: Brent Alexander, Jason Borrero, Christina Boussy, Andrew Canterbury, Colleen Foley, Ian Frank, Holly Hull, Alysse Joseph, Michael Kaplan, Kate LoPresto, Joshua Magez, Elizabeth McErlean, Alison Molchany, Sara Parr, Caitlyn Quinn, Kara Shea, Catherine Stephens, Elizabeth Stephens, Christopher Torpey and Shane Wolter.

Pastor Richard Tillman and Father Michael Murphy welcomed the children to the Table of the Lord.

'Reflections' winner

Congratulations to Devi Bengfort for her first-place literature award in the intermediate division of the Maryland Parent Teachers Association's "Reflections" contest, which was open to all students. Randy and Lily Bengfort are her proud parents.

50+ calendar

Crafts and dancing are on the east Columbia 50+ Center's July calendar.

This week, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Donna Lansman will teach the first of six classes on how to design a clay tile, cast it in plaster and then make a trivet or even a table top.

Class space is limited so call 313-7680 today for class reservation.

Later this month, July 26, a summer "magic" dinner dance has been planned by the 50+ Center.

The Lou Ginsburg Trio will provide music to dine or dance to.

The deadline for the buffet, table magic and fun is Friday.

Reservations: 313-7680.

Senior group formed

Columbia seniors are invited to be members of the newly organized Columbia Council Senior Advisors group.

Each village will have a representative and members-at-large on the committee. Members will be invited to advise the Columbia Council on the needs, interests and concerns of Columbia's senior residents.

Residents who have been involved and interested in senior activities and are at least age 60 are invited to send a letter of interest to their village manager or to the Senior Advisory Committee, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia 21044.

Bittersweet block party

John Snyder reports that there was laughter -- and tears -- at the annual Watercress-Antrim- Freelark block party in Long Reach last month.

Sad because longtime neighbors, the Silcox family, are moving to Connecticut.

But everyone made it a special occasion for Kim, Dane, Lindsey, Robbie and Matt with party decorations, good food and free raffle prizes.

The neighbors send a special thanks for the generosity of the many Long Reach merchants: Dodder & Poddle Pub, Strapazza Restaurant, Palace 9 Cinemas, Dave Dagold Landscaping, George of New York Salon, Grandfathers Garden Center, Wings To Go, Ronnie's Ice Cream, Dunkin' Donuts, Subway and Mail Boxes Etc.

John reminds residents that they too can have a block party and to get them started the Long Reach Village Association, 730-8113, has a "Block Party Kit" that includes a Safeway gift certificate.

'Pedals for Progress'

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